Grandma Rosie Wild, who also made soap and inspired me to found the Wild Rose Soap Company and our namesake, with Grandpa Wild back when they were first married.
Wild Rose Soap Co. was founded in 2010 by Michelle, a third generation soap maker. While practicing as a pediatric nurse at NIH in Washington, D.C., Michelle began making soap to carry on her Grandmother Rosie Wild's tradition. Soon after, she began teaching soap making classes, and selling at local farm markets and festivals, along with her husband, Andrew. Moving to West Virginia's oldest town, Shepherdstown, in 2013, Wild Rose Soap Co. began to incorporate local ingredients such as coffee, honey, whiskey, wine, beer, lard, tallow, snow, rainwater, and herbs grown in their garden to make soaps. Find them at the Charles Town, WV farmer's market, festivals, and their products can be found at many fine retailers in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
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We partner with local businesses like Black Dog Coffee, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Catoctin Creek Distillery, Wigle Whiskey, and the Red Heifer Winery, as well as Bed & Breakfasts to use locally sourced products, wine, whiskey, coffee, herbs, goat's milk,etc. in our soaps. We then cross-promote products wtih those businesses and bring a truly local product to market.
We are big believers in the power of supporting small businesses in growing our local economy. Michelle has been involved in planning several high quality handmade arts festivals in the Eastern Panhandle to support connect the public with local artists and crafters.
Grandma Rosie Wild and Grandpa Wild
Get to know Michelle and Andrew Kwiatkowski, the founders of the Wild Rose Soap Company
My husband, Andrew, is an invaluable business partner. We've been married for 12 years! You'll often see him manning our booth at farm market or festivals.
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Wild Rose Soap Co.
Before I started my soap making business, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 10 years, in oncology, transplant, and hospice. I've always had a creative spirit in me and a love of people and the arts. My husband and I, along with our son, love traveling, music, and living in the mountains.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, we love our new home in the beautiful Panhandle of West Virginia.
Sulfate-Free, Paraben-Free, made with locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients, specializing in wine, beer, whiskey, gin, tequila infused soaps
Organic Shea Butter & Coconut Lotion, preservative-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free
Goat Milk & Honey Face and Body Cream
Cupcake Bath Bombs
Natural bath fizzy with Dead Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Epsom Salt, Essential Oils with a real sugar scrub frosting
Bath Tea & Milks
Coffee Body Scrubs
Soap Making Class: Cold Process